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proposed by gop leaders. >>> attack foiled, an american soldier missed he was planning a terrorist attack at ft. hood. >>> rainmaker. tropical storm don may bring up to five inches of rain to drought-stricken texas. captioning funded by cbs >> good morning everybody on this friday. thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. >>> talk about divided government. gop leaders had to postpone a vote on their own proposal. conservative members refused to go along. they will try again today to muster enough votes to pass the vote. danielle knottingham is in washington with the latest on this. good morning, danielle. >> good morning, betty. this was a major setback and embarrassment for house republicans. it was the second day they couldn't find enough votes to take action on their own legislation and now it has everyone here on capitol hill wondering what's going to happen next. house republicans will meet this morning to plot their next move in the debt ceiling showdown. >> we're going to keep working this thing until we find a way to pay the nation's bills and live within our means. >> reporter: l
the gop. the tea party and its corporate backers have declared open season on any gop lawmaker who supports another budget alternative. mitch mcconnell's plan to raise the debt limit, sending a warning letter to every republican in congress saying, quote -- we will refrain from backing any member of consequence who supports the mcconned/reid/pelosi run-and-hide plan. the few remains grownups in the gop know they have to raise the debt limit in order to avoid an economic disaster, but the new kids in the party are refusing to play along. joining me is republican congressman mo brooks from alabama, a tea party freshman, an original co-sponsor of the cut, cap and balance bill. congressman, this bill is being debated on the floor now. it would roll back spending to 1966 levels, i believe. it's so extreme that even the ryan budget would be unconstitutional, and it protects tax cuts for the rich and corporations. how is that a balanced approach, if your view? >> i respectfully disagree with your characterization of it. quite frankly, in fy-12, all it cuts is roughly 11.5 billion dollars.
't want to get that wrong. [laughter] nation, we all know the gop's number one priority is to make sure obama is a one-term president. but i say, aim higher. make him a no-term president. let's build a time machine, go back to the 1970's, and convince young barack to go into dentistry! [laughter] he would have been good. i would have trusted him for that. [laughter] but on the slim chance that my time machine plan doesn't work, there may be another way to win. republicans have an edge in 2012, thanks to a new study out of the university of chicago which found that seeing an american flag can shift voters towards republicanism. before the 2008 election, researchers gave two groups with the same political beliefs questionnaires asking who they were going to vote for: obama or mccain. the questionnaires were identical except one group's form had a small american flag and the other did not. after the election, researchers found that those who saw the flag were less likely to have voted for obama. that means mccain could've won, if only he'd shown up to debates like this. [laughter] threw it
of just how fractured the gop has become, senate republican leader mitch mcconnell has proposed giving the president sweeping new powers to lift the debt limit absent of any congressional approval. administration officials and senate majority leader harry reid praised mr. mcconnell for showing a serious effort to avoid a default. >> he's spent a great deal of time working on this, senator mcconnell did. i commend him for his thoughtful and unique proposal. it's something that we have to look at very closely. i'm heartened by what i read. this is a serious proposal. >> of course, praise from democratic quarters means the proposal is most likely dead on arrival in the house. look no further than tea party republican jayson chafetz who tweeted don't know what in the world mcconnell in the senate is thinking. wow, stupid idea, and while conservatives assail the mcconnell plan has a panic button sellout, house speaker john boehner appears at a loss to figure out what will happen if the government can't make a deal. >> i don't know. >> stumped, is he? well, president obama has an idea of wha
in the house gop and this one moved the bill to the right. he absolutely catered to the tea party republicans, and how do i know this? i spoke to a few of them who said they went in and met with him yesterday, and floated this balanced budget amendment option aroundp 5:00 or 6:00 p.m. saying it is the only way to get to 216 votes. so that is the situation, and that plan will go nowhere in the united states senate, and as you heard chris van hollen say, they don't want a judicial branch to dictate the budget, and not to mention before a debt ceiling can be raised in the second go around, they have to go to the states, and the possibility of trying to see a balanced budget amendment go through state legislatures, and that could be further contingent on the debt ceiling increase has a lot of folks on the democratic side thinking it is unreasonable. >> luke, at this time yesterday, you and i thought that they probably had somewhere around the 216. do you think that they have those votes now? >> absolutely. >> you are confident? >> yes, 110%, they will get 216 tonight. if john boehner cannot get 2
the pesident on the campaign trail. rather than attack the rest of the g.o.p. primary field. when asked about the competitor, such as michele bachmann, he is complementary. >> she is an excellent candidate. >> when asked if he is purposefully trying to stay above the g.o.p. fray, he turns it back on president obama. >> i'm in the fray when comes to dealing with the president and the economic policies. because they're not working. >> since romney leads in just about every poll, including this week's fox news poll of g.o.p. primary voters, political analysts say he can run more of a general election type of campaign. going after the democrats. >> if you are the front runner and acting like the front runner, you're probably looking presidential. you're looking confident. you believe ou will win. other people believe you will win. you are smoothing the path toward the nomination and the general election. >> the romney campaign says it is logical to compare what the former massachusetts governor would do as president to what president obama has done, but they say they are focused first on winning
under control, it needs to include revenues. >> it clear to you that the difficulty is on the gop side of the aisle? i ask because he's the president with you this morning at a town hall in maryland explaining the situation and who still needs convincing he says what you've just told us. >> i'm willing to insign a tough plan that would include choice i would not normally make and there are a lot of republicans and democrats in congress that are willing to do the same thing. the only people we have left to convince are the people in the house of representatives. in 2010 americans chose a divided government, but they didn't choose a dysfunctional government. >> he's make reference to the house which i assume he means the gop leadership in the house. meanwhile speaker boehner was playing politics with the president. he made some comments where we talked about the difficulty being with the president. here he was on the house floor. >> we've done our job. the democrats around washington have done nothing. they can't stop spending the american people's money. they won't and they have receive
to pay bills. now, the house of representatives will be voting today on a gop plan created by house speaker john maynard. even though the plan is dead in the water, and his plan would cut spending by more than 900 billion over 10 years. it raises the debt ceiling for only about six more months before a second vote would need to be taken. over in the senate, democrats have said that they will not support the gop plan because it could mean another risk of a government defaults and force cuts to programs like medicare. president obama said he would veto the plan. democrats are supporting a senate plan brought by majority leader harry reid that would raise the debt ceiling to the end of 2012, past the presidential election. if a deal is not reached by august 2nd, the u.s. government will no longer be able to borrow money to pay bills. with that, americans could be seeing higher interest rates on loans, credit cards and mortgages. a declining u.s. dollar and a partial government shutdown. >> we are just getting this mass into the newsroom as a tropical storm don that will have the coast
the nation's first primary. he is the current gop front-runner, according to some polls, never hesitating to take shots at the current commander in chief. >> our president has failed us. the recession is deeper because of our president. >> reporter: stumping in the same parade but a few minutes behind, another former governor jon huntsman. for having served ads president obama's ambassador to china. >> we can win new hampshire. i feel good about this. >> reporter: other gop candidates flocked to iowa where other representatives such as michele bachmann reached out. she's been making steady gains with voters. >> and i'm so happy that we were here and really focused because what we saw was incredible concentrated support. >> reporter: it was another parade two-for. he's been trying to build his canned dacy after much of his staff quit last much. the gop's sole african-american candidate herman cain is picking up speed. >> the power phrase, abraham lincoln, i will be a president of the people, by the people, and for the people. >> reporter: a very busy holiday, especially for those vying for
. in fact, 51% of republicans don't even like where the gop is doing. 73% of independents feel the same way. joining me now, is democratic strategist bob an former rnc chairman michael steele now an mooes moo msnbc contributor. bob, do they get copies at rnc or don't they care about what the american people think? >> well, they have a fundamental dilemma, al. and that is that people like mcconnell and people like boehner understand that this is now becoming a real political problem and that they can back themselves into a box canyon that they can't get out of. so they are looking for way out. boehner was willing to do a grand bargain with the president. wr whether it be $4 trillion of cuts, revenue enhancements spread out over the next ten years, he ran into terrible trouble with his own caucus and with a possibility after kof a cou pe from eric cantor. the tea party is going to pass the house with republican votes. it may or may not pass the senate, though i think it won't. if it passes the senate the president will veto it. it won't be overridden. the veto can't be overridden. then i susp
in the battleground state of ohio, touring an equipment manufacturer, the gop frontrunner once again challenged president obama on the economy, jobs, and standing up to china on trade. >> and the president, when he was a candidate, said that he was going to take china to the mat. well, i'm afraid most of us thought he meant the wrestling mat, but instead he and we have been taken to the door glute new gallup polling finds american voters prefer a generic republican candidate over president obama by eight percentage points, and among declared presidential candidates, romney remains on top with 27%. only minnesota congresswoman michele bachmann is reasonably close at 18. but while the rest of the gop field scrambles through the early contest states looking for support, romney, in his second white house bid, isn't. >> he doesn't need to do that, because he can capitalize on what he's already done. this is a 50-state candidate this time, where he can go all over the country, raising money, building support, building his name id elsewhere. >> hey, long time no see. >> nowhere is that more evident th
, and will that be the death knell for a g.o.p. can state that allows that to happen? >>guest: the democrats believe a little more tax is always a great thing, but, keeping the debate framed, always this way, a tax increase is an admission this government is in the big enough yet, because when you raise taxes you are raising taxes to give the government more money so it can get bigger and what the republicans need to do is go up and down the streets of america and say is there anybody in the country who thinks that government is just in the big enough, that we have to agree this sucker because it is so small that if we can put more milk in its mug it will get bigger and stronger. is there anybody, anybody, anybody in america who honest to god believes our government is too small? anybody? >> our government is shrinking when you look at the jobs numbers the number of people that are employed, the government is taking the hit the most. that is true because the state and logical governments are shrinking but the government employees even at the state and logical level are put on the unlimit lines and the privat
it passed? i'm jessica kartalija. this afternoon the house is set to vote on a gop plan to raise the debt ceiling. it's uncertain if republicans have the votes to get it passed. >> reporter: after a hurried rewrite, house speaker john boehner brings his revamped debt land to the house floor today, facing opposition in his own party he urged members to support the bill and get the job done. >> a number of people who have been undecided or no are now declaring themselves for the bill. >> some conservative republicans say the measure's $917 billion in spending cuts are not enough and they cannot vote for it. >> right now i can't, but we just got the moms last night. >> from the other side of capitol hill, some republicans are telling house colleagues they're being unreasonable about their demands. >> that is not fair to the american people to hold out and say, we won't agree to raising the debt limit until we pass a balanced budget amendment to the constitution. it's unfair, it's bizarre owe. >> even if house speaker john boehner's bill clears the house, senate democrats say they won't spore
to rape her back in may. can the spurs a bounce back in? we have a look ahead. gop presidential hopefuls ramping up their campan including michele bachmann. wildfireo's largest continues to burn tonight and an update on the threat they pose update on the threat they pose it to (announcer) gold bond ultimate softening lotion. with shea butter for soft healthy skin. gold bond ultimate softening. this stuff really works. >> minnesota republican michele bachmann was up for breakfast in iowa today. the gop presidential candidate is on a four day visit to the state. she officially declared her candidacy on monday and is leading in a recent poll along with former massachusetts gov. mitt romney. the government shut down in minnesota this fourth of july weekend. state parks and government buildings have been shut down indefinitely after negotiations after the state budget fell. the governor said that the wealthy should pay higher taxes, but the republicans say tax hikes are not an option. firefighters are making progress against the fire in new mexico which has burned more than 162 square miles f
presidential candidate tim pawlenty taking shots at gop rivals michele bachmann today telling nbc's meet the press that bachmann has a nonexistent record of accomplishment during her three terms in congress. last month's poll in early voting iowa showed bachmann ahead of the pack, but pawlenty says don't count him out so soon. >> these early polls are not a good indicator of anything. if they were, rudy giuliani or hillary clinton would be president of the united states. they almost never predict the outcome and when people get to know my record in minnesota of reducing taxes, cutting spending, doing healthcare reform the right way no, mandates or takeovers and benefited pay reform and the like, i think my campaign will do quite well. >> pawlenty says he's confident he'll finish strong in the iowa republican party's straw poll august 13th. >>> republican presidential hopeful jon huntsman introduced himself to florida voters this weekend. the former governor of utah spoke to a crowd of about 200,000 people in sarasota saturday. the gop candidate says florida will be a critical state for h
leaders and a top house g.o.p. official. but first we begin with the white house view. and gene sperling, the director of the national economic council. director sperling, welcome back to "fox news sunday." >> thank you, bret. >> bret: saturday, the debt ceiling negotiation shifted back to the white house. here is what we are hearing, reporting about a potential deal. a debt ceiling increase of about $2.4 trillion in to 2013, but in two stages. spending cuts up front, roughly $1 trillion. special committee to recommend cuts of $1.4 trillion with a total of the debt ceiling increase. committee must make recommendations before thanksgiving recess. if congress does not approve those cuts by late december, automatic across-the-board cuts go into effect, including medicare, but lawmakers would then vote whether significant defense cuts or tax increases would also be included. is this accurate? >> well, bret, there is no question we're approaching the time hour. and there is no question as the president has said repeatedly, if there is a will, there are multiple ways to get there. if you look
consuming. >> the new gop plan would raise the borrowing limit by $1 trillion this year. even larger allowances next year but only if congress approves an additional $1.80 trillion in cuts. >> it is time to get serious about solving america's problems. i believe our plan is a good step in the right direction. >> democrats dried tea party members for driving the debate into unrealistic territory. they say we cannot keep having this argument. does anyone think it would be a good idea to do this all over again in six months? they have their own plan. $2.40 trillion in additional borrowing. much of this savings would come from winding down the wars, but not from medicare, medicaid, and social security. a frustrated president pleaded for understanding. >> this is a city where compromise is becoming a dirty word. >> meantime, time is running out fast. in just eight days, we could default and the financial rating would take a serious dive. >> no big surprise that the president is backing the democratic senate plan. a white house spokesperson says the gop proposal has no hope of getting thro
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on this morning on the gop side because he couldn't get the votes he needed to pass this bill last night. so, now, the speaker literally might have just a couple of hours to get something done. >> as we all know, we were expecting a vote this evening, and the vote's obviously -- we're not there. >> the party of no is saying no to their own deal. >> we are determined to find a way to pay the nation's bills, but to do that in a fiscally responsible way. >> we've been waiting for the house to conduct their business, and they're having trouble conducting it. >> nbc's luke russert is on capitol hill, where this is really moving very quickly. two big developments on both the house and the senate side. let's start at thb[at house, because we heard all these reports about members of the tea party coming out last night looking like they'd been pretty battered and most of them making the decision that they would not vote for the boehner bill. so, what's going on in the speaker's office this morning? >> reporter: as we speak now, chris, speaker john boehner and the rest of the gop leadership are meeting wi
of july with gop candidates making their case from iowa to new hampshire. former massachusetts governor mitt romney marking independence day in new hampshire, which holds the nation's first primary. he's the current gop front run her according to some polls, never hesitating to take shots at the current commander in chief. >> our president has failed us. the recession is deeper because of our president. >> reporter: stumping in the same parade but just a few minutes behind, another former mormon governor, john huntsman of utah. he's been met with skepticism for socially moderate views and having served as president obama's ambassador to china but today determination. >> we can win new hampshire. i'm feeling good about this. >> reporter: other gop candidates flocked to iowa, where minnesota representative michele bachmann reached out in clear lake ahead of this state's straw poll. she's making steady gains with volters. >> i'm so happy we were here and really focused. what we saw is ins credible concentrated support. >> reporter: newt gingrich was also in clear lake. he's been trying to
they are putting party above the compromise . gop lawmakers said the president and democrats don't understand that raising the debt ceiling without spending cuts is irresponsible. >> president obama is simply too committed to the european style of big government that his policies set in motion. to democrats in washington, the answer is not to cut spending but raise taxs and keep on spending. democrats claimm they would target the prive ledged few. but behind the scenes they are arguing for broader tax increases. >> senator kyle agrees that the consequence was missing tuesday's deadline is severe but said compromise include cut in spending uma. >> thank you very much. senate major leader harry reed. reid. >> experts say all too soon we would be back in the midst of partisan rambling with a commem held by extremist. >> senator majority leader harry reid attacking the gop proposal. not all republicans are on board. amy krammer said it is time to 96 the plans that don't include cut, cap and ambulance. - balance. >> the tea party is taking the heat for standing by the principles. many say you are
from religion foundation -- religion foundation. more than half of the g.o.p. states are self-described evangelical christians. perry aides say legislation does not change the plan for the prayer rally. bachmann courts religious conservatives calling herself job creator for the christian counseling agency that she and her husband own. but a group offered prayer and religion to counter homosexuality at her clinic. supports say the counseling service is under attack. the candidate has not commented. tim pawlenty stepped up his courtship of conservative on the advice of strategy sarah huckabee, daughter of mike huckabee. pawlenty is running a minute-long radio ad to urge iowans to watch this six-minute video. there is few places that they would buy radio commercials to urge radio to watch six-minute video on his or her faith but in iowa, less than 150,000 will decide the g.o.p. caucuses and the vast majority of them are devout christians. they're listening. >> bret: we'll be there soon. thank you. >>> still ahead -- the latest troubles for rupert murdock's media empire. but first
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>> the 2012 gop field is about to get bigger and who is scheduled to make an announcement an hour from now . campers caught off guard by a deadly storm. this is the fox report. they're responsible for the lives of everyone who flies. that is not stopping air traffic controllers from sleeping on the job. >> there's somebody in the tower. tonight the major new change meant guarantee your safety in the air. >> plus, they said our work here is done. >> i can't back up. >> i can't make a turn. >> i let my manager know we are stuck in traffic. >> tonight, the fall out after a crew abandoned. 100 plus car freight train in the middle of two major intersections. >> and also starting the july 4th weekend with a bang. and what happens next? will amaze you. we are nearing the end of a long road in a case that is played out on national television from the very beginning. all revolving around a young mother that could be sentenced to death. closing arguments set to begin in the morning. the 25 year old is accused of killing her daughter kay we have seen over 400 pieces of evidence introduced an
editorial on the senate floor. >> the idea seems to be that if the house gop refuses to raise the debt ceiling, a default crisis or gradual government shutdown will ensue and the public will turn en masse against barack obama. republican house failed to raise the debt ceiling which somehow escape all the blame. then democrats would have to choice but to pass a balanced budget amendment and reform entitlements and the tea party hobbits could return to middle earth having defeated mordore. this is the kind of crack political thinking that turned sharon angle and christine o'donnell into gop senate nominees. >> sean: joining me senator mccain. senator, i read the journal editorial. i'm against the editorial. i read the weekend standard today, i'm angry at them. the tea party didn't cause the death crisis we have. the democrats and obama did. they didn't spend all this money to bring us on the brink of default, the president and democrats brought us to this point. why are you attack the tea party? >> first, i was reading from a wall street journal editorial -- > sean: attack the tea party.
in unusually personal terms, suggesting he lacks the power to sell it to his own gop rank and file. >> up until some time early today when i couldn't get a phone call returned, my expectation was that speaker boehner was going to be willing to go to his caucus and ask them to do the tough thing but the right thing. i think it has proven difficult for speaker boehner to do that. >> reporter: appearing minutes later, boehner fired back. >> dealing with the white house is like dealing with a bowl of jell-o. >> reporter: at issue, an additional 400 billion in tax revenue the president asked for late thursday on top of the 800 billion already being negotiated. >> the white house moved the the goalpost. there was an agreement on some additional revenues until yesterday when the president demanded $400 billion more. it's the president who walked away approximate from his agreement and demanded more money. >> reporter: in the after math of last night's blow-up, both sides reveal details including political volatile changes to social security, medicare and medicaid and a dramatic overhaul of the tax cod
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